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Female engineers, are we setting the right example?

on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:09
The latest IPPR report on Women in Engineering makes stark reading.  With women accounting for only 7% of the professional engineering workforce - it seems little is happening that will significantly change that statistic any time soon.  16 appears to be the critical cut off point where girls’ A level choices shut down the possibility of a career in engineering - in particular deciding against Physics A level is a deciding factor.   
The reasons for these academic choices are familiar to Media Woman and the brilliant female scientists we work with.

Women - Get Noisy!

on Sun, 05/04/2014 - 17:40

I am sure that many women listening to a discussion BBC Radio 4's Today programme this week on women's confidence would quietly nod to themselves in agreement with the premise being aired. Women stop themselves moving forward in their careers because of a lack of confidence, however unjustified that lack of confidence might be.

A survey of successful businesswomen suggested that all of them lacked confidence in their own abilities. This prevented them putting themselves forward for jobs or promotions and as a result, women spend longer than their male counterparts in the same job.